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Posts made in October, 2010

Another Page Finished

Posted by on Oct 31, 2010 in Cross stitching, Train of Dreams | 0 comments

Another Page Finished

Sometimes it really surprises me how quickly I can stitch.  Of course it feels like it’s taking an age when your stitching and trying to get the page finished but two weeks to finish a full size page is quick work for me especially when there are lots of colour changes to deal with.  I really love all of the details in this stitching including the little twinkling stars flying out of the carriage, some of them have shadows that they’re casting on the books which you can only really...

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Missing the Train

Posted by on Oct 24, 2010 in Cross stitching, Train of Dreams | 1 comment

Missing the Train

It has been a few weeks since I last got to spend any time on Train of Dreams it had to wait patiently while I finished my Faces of Faery and completed page two on the Storykeep.  But with no other distractions for a few weeks it’s just time to spend stitching the train.  I managed to get about half a page done this week which is really good considering all of the colour changes around the little stars that are flying out of the carriage.  There’s another steam dragon as well on...

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Sunny Update

Posted by on Oct 15, 2010 in Cross stitching, Sunny | 1 comment

Sunny Update

I really love the bright colours in Sunny even if it does mean lots of colour changing and confetti stitches.  I’m getting to use colours that I have never used but bought years ago when making up my DMC thread collection.  I have finally finished the second page of the stitch along so I’m ready to start the next page at the beginning of next month.  I should be on track to get her finished this year. Now I have several weeks to devote to Train of Dreams and I’m really...

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Catching Up

Posted by on Oct 10, 2010 in Cross stitching, Sunny | 4 comments

Catching Up

This week I have been catching up on the few days that I missed of the Heaven and Earth Designs stitchalong.  I delayed starting because I was so close to finishing Faces of Faery 70.  Now I’ve nearly finished page 2 of this chart and I’m trying to make up my mind whether or not to get this page finished before I get back to my train.  It’s been weeks since I’ve put in any stitches on the Train of Dreams and I’m really missing it but there isn’t much to do...

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Finished Faces of Faery 70

Posted by on Oct 3, 2010 in Cross stitching, Faces of Faery 70 | 0 comments

Finished Faces of Faery 70

Well I’ve finally done it, I’ve finally finished my first Heaven and Earth Design Faces of Faery 70 by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.  I finished her just before midnight having put in the last of the sparkly threads and completing a column and a half in one day.  The difficult thing about getting close to finishing a project is that it seems to take forever.  I think it’s because I could see how much I had left to do. She’s taken about 8 weeks to stitch and she’s...

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